Using Windows Quick Launch Toolbar
XP start menu isn't
always the most optimum and pleasant way to start an application. Most
times you have to click or do a mouse over three times before you can
access your favorite software.
Of course you can use shortcuts on the desktop, but I favor a clean
desktop. Also, I don’t always want to close or minimize the application
I have open in order to open a new program.
To make life easier, you can use the Quick Launch toolbar.
By default the
Quick Launch toolbar is disabled, you can enable this toolbar by
right clicking on a free space somewhere on the blue Task Bar,
(between the START button and the clock) choose Toolbars and
activate the Quick Launch toolbar, as shown below.
Now you will see
the Quick Launch toolbar with a double arrow to the
right, as shown below.
Adding to the Quick Launch Toolbar
dragging shortcuts to the Quick Launch
toolbar you can compose your own quick start menu.
you already have a Shortcut or Icon of your favorite
program on your desktop, you can add it to the Quick
Launch Toolbar by:
clicking on it
the right click
it to the Quick Launch Toolbar
the right click
the “Create Shortcut Here” option
Deleting from the Quick Launch
You can also delete shortcuts by right clicking
on them and choosing delete.
Adding to the Start Menu
Quick way to quickly access your
favorite programs is to ‘PIN TO THE
your favorite program.
(do not open it, just
click on it and Choose the PIN
TO START MENU option
Pin To the Start Menu
are three things to add
only works with
It will not work
with documents or
MUST be in the default
XP start menu mode.
Not the classic
are limited to the
number of “PINNED ITEMS”
which you can pre-set.
To Adjust the
Number of "Pinned Items"
click on the start
click on the
the number to your
APPLY & then click